Why Choose Erin?

I won't bog you down in "secrets" and "simple steps to greatness" nonsense—I will never give you anything less than my personal attention to bring out your unique best. Expect tailored, supportive help to uncover your personal power.

I Work With

adults & youth | film & stage directors | lawyers & clergypeople | politicians
playwrights | new tech entrepreneurs | corporations | speakers' circuits | and more...

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ACTING COACH

photo by Shoot That Klown

photo by Shoot That Klown

Hire Me As Your:

• private audition coach

• on set acting coach

• dramaturg/researcher

• arts business coach


My Specialties:

• classical text

• poetic/encoded texts

• Brechtian style (acting/directing)

• Russian culture and pronunciation

• beginning stage combat: broadsword/rapier/hand-to-hand 

Testimonials

I was prepping for two auditions and after a long dry spell I felt like it was a good idea to meet with a coach to work on the scenes before my callback. I had worked with Erin on a play before and so I knew I liked her directing style. She helped me make more specific choices in the scenes and also to really inhabit the characters I was portraying. I really felt prepared when I went to my callbacks. And I was offered roles in both plays! The coaching really paid off.
— Brady Morales-Woolery, actor
Thank you for helping me on the audition. You told me things I never would have thought of, and I learned a lot. And I got (the lead)!
— Miranda L., young actor
I have to tell you that you are the most honest and supportive director/entrepreneur I have ever met and I sincerely thank you for your support, advice in relation to becoming an actor and how to carry myself throughout my career. I don’t know if I ever said thank you, so I’m saying it now from the bottom of my heart. I greatly appreciate your influence in my life.
— Desiray McFall, actor
Erin, I firmly believe your work got me that job.
— Sandra Lupien, actor

PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH

photo by Lisa Keating

photo by Lisa Keating

Hire Me As Your:

• public speaking coach (pitch editing available too)

• corporate trainer

• retreat leader

• standardized trainer: medical, legal, & law enforcement


My Specialties:

• women

• introverts

• new tech entrepreneurs

• standardized training: crime victims, trial witnesses, and medical patients (esp: difficult patients & delivering bad news cases)

Testimonials

Erin is smart, and direct, and to the point, and wonderfully focused on what it takes to “get it done”. I worked with her on developing a script for my first corporate presentation as a CEO. The timeline was incredibly fast and I was impressed with how willing and responsive she was to work with me on such a speedy turnaround. I have a fairly extensive theater, performance and writing background – and yet, her input was invaluable and she helped me take my talk to the next level, quickly. Her ability to grasp overall message, and work with me from a high-level while simultaneously addressing specific structural elements of the speech made me confident in her ability to take anyone, at any level, through the process of developing, refining and mastering a talk. Highly recommend working with her.
— Shannon DeJong, CEO, House of Who branding
The best thing about working with Erin is that she is a master of human expression and communication. She helped me prepare for a pitch - physically, intellectually and emotionally. Unlike so-called experts on pitching in the tech field, Erin has dedicated her entire life to the art of communicating from a stage. I didn’t have much time to prepare for the event, but she made me feel more secure on many levels. Honestly, I will be coming back for years to come!
— Kristina Svensson, International Fashion Project Manager & creator, Yuduyu career-mentoring app
I will definitely use this in my everyday life!
— UC Berkeley engineering grad student

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I’m not Barack Obama. I’m not Bill Clinton. Both of them carry themselves with a naturalness that is very appealing to audiences. But I’m married to one and I’ve worked for the other, so I know how hard they work at being natural. It’s not something they just dial in. They work and they practice what they’re going to say. It’s not that they’re trying to be somebody else. But it’s hard work to present yourself in the best possible way.
— Hillary Clinton, September 8, 2016